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New apprenticeship providers: what you need to know about Ofsted

Posted by Carla Martinho on December 10, 2018

One of the topics keeping new apprenticeship providers awake at night is the prospect of Ofsted inspection. The regime for inspection of new apprenticeship providers changed earlier this year, here’s a summary of what you can expect.

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability

What’s stopping UK education leaders moving to the cloud?

Posted by Mat Kirby on December 3, 2018

As cloud spend in UK education is tipped to hit £125m by 2020/21, what are the reasons some leaders might not be quite so quick to jump on the adoption curve?

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

Top drivers for UK education cloud adoption

Posted by Mat Kirby on November 26, 2018

With cloud spending within UK education predicted to increase to £125m by 2020/21 some might be forgiven for thinking that moving to the cloud is an objective in itself. Fortunately, education leaders are seeing beyond the technological implementation side of things and focusing on the outcomes cloud brings about. And certainly, in UK education, there are 3 key strategic areas leaders are looking to address through cloud – flexibility/scalability, cost effectiveness/reduced capital expenditure, and efficiency/agility, which account for 68% of the drivers for cloud adoption [1].

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Topics: Further Education, Higher Education

Stemming the STEM teaching crisis – what can the technology sector do to help?

Posted by Tribal Group on November 23, 2018

The past two decades have seen growing awareness of the role STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) play in preparing young Australians for the jobs of today – and tomorrow.

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

Four catalysts causing the ranks of cloud adopters in UK education to swell

Posted by Mat Kirby on November 22, 2018

Challenging the status quo is a fairly common practice for leaders in any sector, but one area that has remained relatively unchallenged in education is that of how traditionally back-office systems are deployed. Despite advances in cloud-based technology, on-premise has remained the dominant option, especially for student information systems. However, between 2015/16 and 2020/21 academic years, cloud spending within UK education is predicted to increase by nearly 70% from £74M to £125M [1] as leaders look to the cloud to help tackle their strategic challenges.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

Equity for English Learners - supporting our ELs in the classroom

Posted by Amy Proulx & Elizabeth Wall-Macht on November 19, 2018

On January 21, 1974, in the case of Lau v. Nichols, the United States Supreme Court unanimously decided that the lack of supplemental language instruction in public schools for students with limited English proficiency violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Today, English learners (ELs) represent 10 percent of the total K-12 population in the United States, a 4.8 million number that continues to increase in both size and diversity. To meet the growing demographics of ELs, many of the challenges confronting school districts today aim at ensuring equity and excellence for this special population.  

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Topics: Schools & Early Years

A mobile app for education: Communication ideas on what to post on your mobile app

Posted by Lauren Hancox on November 15, 2018

The FE sector is experiencing increasing financial difficulties, so if colleges can use technology to support delivery, aid learning and support that financial gap, it will support the FE sector as a whole. Technology and teaching are changing all the time, technology is shaping the curriculum. It's enhancing learning and changing how things happen. The teams at NESCOT College, a further and higher education college in Epsom, UK, use the app daily and three quarters of all College comms is sent via the app. We had a chat with the teams and asked them 'what sort of comms are you posting?'…

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Topics: Further Education

Global Education Market Survey: 2018 review

Posted by Nathaniel Harvatt on November 12, 2018

2017 was a year full of changes for education, from the way we think about delivering education, how we ensure quality and stay compliant, to how we can continue to not just match, but exceed student expectations. So, at the end of 2017 we surveyed the market to understand the real challenges and issues people working in education face.

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Topics: Further Education, Higher Education, Schools & Early Years, Skills, Training and Employability

A mobile app for education: Using an app for a slick enrolment process

Posted by Lauren Hancox on November 8, 2018

NESCOT, a further and higher education college in Epsom UK, has a mission, to be the college of choice for their students, employers, local community and staff. A mission that they are living every day. We met with staff and students at the college recently to see how they are using app technology to forge new relationships and break down communication barriers in a time of huge change for their students…

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Topics: Further Education, Higher Education

A mobile app for education: Using app communication to reduce anxiety

Posted by Lauren Hancox on November 5, 2018

NESCOT, a further and higher education college in Epsom UK, is a tech-first college. They have truly embraced the need to communicate with their students on a familiar, interactive and instant channel. We found out first-hand how the college uses its NESCOMMS app (a college branded version of Tribal's Student Engage app), when we spent the day with them.

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Topics: Further Education, Higher Education